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Allen Lynch represents investors, lenders, developers, operators, and asset managers in several real estate asset classes, with a focus on seniors housing and care and multi-family housing.
For developers of New England properties, I provide site acquisition, entitlement, due diligence, condominium formation, and closing services. For domestic and international real estate investors, I structure and negotiate joint ventures, conduct legal due diligence, advise on risk mitigation, negotiate and document financings, and handle acquisitions and dispositions of real property and operating assets throughout the US, and most recently in China. I also represent lenders in large loans to owners of core properties throughout the US, and to owners and operators of seniors housing and care properties.
In the multi-family sector, I serve as the lead dispositions and workout counsel to the country’s top asset managers for institutional investors in affordable housing communities selling assets developed under the Section 42 tax credit program. I’ve handled more than 1,000 disposition transactions and numerous special assets matters involving tax credit properties. In the seniors housing and care space, I have more than 20 years of experience representing parties in transactions and operations engagements ranging from single property matters to several of the most notable transactions in the industry involving publicly traded and privately held domestic and foreign clients. Representative engagements range from leading a team that closed a $93M bond offering for North Hill Communities, Inc. (which owns and operates one of the largest and most successful continuing care retirement communities in Boston) to representing a publicly traded REIT in a large multi-state workout of a master-leased portfolio of skilled nursing facilities. In addition to transactions, I also handle day-to-day legal matters for three large CCRCs and serve as counsel to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC).
My many years of service on the boards of large for-profit and nonprofit seniors housing and care operators, coupled with my active industry involvement and teaching at the Erickson School of Aging Studies, enable me to provide forward-looking business insights and practical legal solutions to my clients.
Clients will need innovative and efficient solutions as they confront the current commercial real estate (CRE) market’s “triple threats” of rising interest rates, inflation, and labor and supply chain disruption.
Hartwick College, B.A.
Johns Hopkins University, Graduate School of Business, Senior Housing and Care Certificate
University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D.
This article highlights NP for advising 2Life Communities in the site acquisition and development of a new apartment community in Newton, Massachusetts, for older adults in the middle-market. The article quotes Boston Affordable Housing & Real Estate senior counsel Allen Lynch, who led the NP team that also included Rochester Project Finance & Public Finance partner Katie Baynes, Boston Affordable Housing & Real Estate counsel Christina Ricotta, and Chicago Project Finance & Public Finance counsel Gretchen Sherwood.
Boston Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Allen Lynch is quoted throughout this article on the senior housing industry’s comeback following the COVID-19 pandemic. Allen discusses the resiliency of providers to deliver care in the face of an infectious disease, his outlook for how the industry will continue to evolve, and what developers, investors, and providers are doing to better meet the changing needs of seniors—including partnering with institutions of higher education.
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